Trail runner/light hiker recommendations.

Remps17

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I do a lot of short day hunts as I am fortunate enough to walk out my house and be hunting elk in 5 minutes. I typically wear runners for this type of hunting but I tend to destroy runners in a couple years.

I am looking for a lighter hiking boot shoe and was looking for some recommendations. I tried on the zamberlan 215 salathe gtx rr today and I like them, little concerned about breathability with them but like the full Rand. Do you guys have any experience with these or suggestions on something similar.

Looking for something light weight and breathable ish… will be using them mainly for September and early October archery season.

Thanks.
 

taskswap

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I have a pair of Salomon SpeedRunner trail runners that have served me well. They're incredibly light and dry very fast. But before I say I recommend them, I think shoes are one of those super-subjective items like music tastes, and trail runners 10x so. With a low-height shoe, it doesn't take much of a difference to rub you just the wrong way and make them miserable. I'd definitely be pushing trying several options on locally vs. buying something online...
 

Samson7x

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I’ve got the salathe 226 which is just a 6” version of the one you tried on. I don’t have a lot of miles on them yet but love them so far. Very comfortable and flexible with enough grip. As for breathability, my feet are going to sweat no matter what I use. I haven’t noticed it being any worse with the salathe. I just always use good wool socks. Hope this helps.
 

EJFS

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I've been using the Altra Lone Peak mid height. I like them a lot, but traction and durability are not great.
 
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I also do quite a bit of shorter day hunts close to home. Until the snow falls I am in a pair of Scarpa Light Hikers. I have a few hundred miles on mine and they have held up pretty well. They breathe well, have good traction and are fairly light considering they are a boot. Once the snow hits I switch to a Scarpa mountaineering boot.
 

yfarm

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Bought a pr of these as they were on sale at 79.99 and had positive review on RS. Little shorter than my Salomon 4Ds, forefoot is a little narrower. Comfortable boot, lacing system good, will see how it goes
 

JRS3

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Following this.

Looking for day hiking boots as well. I am hiking more with the kids and typically only carry a 1500-1800 cubic inch pack with essentials. Sure, I wear my mounting hunting boots but just looking for lighter options for easier travel, driving in, and just easier to get in and out of.
 
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